Daniel Dixon missed out on a gold medal by the agonising margin of only six seconds in the Junior Men’s Final of the European Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria at the weekend.
First out of the water after the swim, Dixon had a terrific tussle with German rival Henry Graf throughout the fiercely-contested competition.
Entering second transition neck and neck, Dixon’s bike became unfortunately tangled up with another's in a very congested zone, so he entered the run phase some eight seconds behind his rival.
Pushing hard on the run, Dixon actually got ahead on the second lap but, having given everything, finally lost out by a very narrow margin to Graf.
Understandably disappointed, his silver medal in a major competition is nevertheless another fantastic achievement and a further staging post in the remarkable progress of the young athlete.